Vaccine Victory for Liberia

Liberia is the first African country to introduce the new typhoid conjugate vaccine, folding it into routine immunizations for 9-month-olds, the Liberian Daily Observer reports
The vaccine is set to be introduced this month to children 9 months–15 years old, with a campaign aiming to reach 1.9 million children.
WHO has recommended TCV for all typhoid-endemic countries because of its higher efficacy compared to other typhoid vaccines.
The benefits are clear: “Making the TCV available to all children means better health, fewer hospital visits, and greater school productivity”—relieving pressure on health systems already stretched by COVID-19, said Liberia’s health minister Wilhelmina Jallah. 

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